EPG Security Group, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based protective services firm, and Target Center, a multi-use arena located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, recently announced a partnership to ensure VIP guests receive a premium experience in two of its new hospitality spaces: the TCL SixOneTwo Lounge and Lexus Courtside Club.
“EPG is privileged to partner with Target Center to deliver our unique customer-focused, professional security services to these unique new spaces,” said Erik Bergling, founder of EPG. “We look forward to collaborating with the venue’s security team and complementing the one-of-a-kind VIP fan experience the arena has created through the completion of recent renovations.”
Target Center officially reopened this week after an 18-month $145 million renovation. The project included the creation of several all-new premium spaces including the Chairman’s Club, Lexus Courtside Club, TCL Theater Boxes and Club T.I. Additionally, the premium level has been rebranded; concourse and bowl renovations include new digital signage and scoreboard, seats, sound system and restrooms.
Since it opened in 1990, Target Center has strived to provide guests with opportunities to experience a wide range of memorable moments in a safe and secure environment. EPG’s Bergling is a military veteran who has dedicated his career to protecting people and property. Bergling developed a unique approach to protective services for the hospitality industry and event venues that is focused on putting people first. “Our agents are approachable and responsive members of the community that staff and visitors come to know and trust,” Bergling said.
Bergling also noted that every EPG team member is empowered to be their best with the highest levels of training, compensation and respect; all are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to exceed expectations of clients and the communities they serve.
The EPG team will be serving the TCL SixOneTwo Lounge, a premium space for select season ticket members. The space is located on the arena’s skyway level and provides direct, private access to the 100-level of the arena. EPG will also serve the Lexus Courtside Club, Target Center’s new ultra-premium club space located on First Avenue, with a private entrance and valet, plus members-only access to the court.
“EPG’s dedication to providing upscale customer service-based security is unparalleled in this market and aligns with our guest experience philosophy,” said Aaron Liepins, Director of Security for Target Center. “We look forward to sharing this with our guests.”
About EPG Security Group
Launched in 2007 and led by founder/CEO Erik Bergling, Minneapolis-based EPG Security Group provides hospitality industry, special event and uniformed security services for executives, organizations, properties and venues. Licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida and D.C., EPG has a network of strategic partners worldwide, allowing the company to serve clients wherever their business takes them. For more information, visit epgsecuritygroup.com.
About Target Center
Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis’ warehouse district, Target Center welcomes over one million guests annually. The arena, owned by the City of Minneapolis and operated by AEG Facilities, is home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and 4-time WNBA champions, the Minnesota Lynx. For more information and a list of upcoming events, please visit targetcenter.com.